Elder Joshua Flake

Elder Joshua Flake

Monday, July 3, 2017

4.10.17 - Cajoeiro Seco, Brazil

So....one thing that I am incredibly bad at is describing the progress of our investigators that will be baptized. Usually I send pictures of the baptism without describing the progress. 

BUT basically the saturday before last we were headed to General Conferance on foot to another city. It was a rather long walk. On our way there, we ran into an investigator from the past missionaries. He told us that he loved the church but he wasn't able to change some past habits. we walked with him and invited him to go to general conferance. He went and LOVED IT. We invited him to be baptized on our way back and he said yes. We would have baptized him next week, but he was already prepared, so we baptized him this saturday. It was great!

Also, there was a 17year old Marcelo that was going to church for like 6 months and never was baptized, so we did what we could and baptized him in the neighboring ward! It was great! 

So yeah....One thing that one could realize...and that I have realized in this missionary work is that no work goes unnoticed by the Lord. He will bless us in many ways....and usually not how we are expecting. It was great that moment that Max just walked up and basically asked to be baptized because we had been given the boot by many others. The Lord rejoices in obedience and diligence!!!! We are hoping to baptize a few more before the month ends!!!

We are having lots of success here in this ward. I feel like they are becoming more proactive in planning activities that bring more people into the church. I hope to see it grow even more!!! We will see!! We had a great missionary activity planned by the young women and a fun english class that had about 40 people again!!!! There were lots of non members!!!

I love this church. This is the church of Jesus Christ! I know it!! I love yall!! Have a great week! 

Elder Flake

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